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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-17-2014, 10:18 AM Thread Starter
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So I was replacing my balance dampers and when putting the engine back in I broke the clutch push rod. Got a replacement from new rider (thanks again!) and got everything put back together. Now I have a new issue.

When adjusting the clutch lever, I have it set like the clymer manual says. No matter how much I adjust it, I can get the lever to tighten up, but after you pull it and release it, it doesn't return. It stays pulled. If you look at the clutch release on the front bevel gear case, it stays forward. It doesn't go back like you would expect.

Now, I have no oil in the bike yet...don't know if that would matter. Could it be that the clutch spring on the other side isn't in place or something? Looking at the diagram on the clymer manual, I'm not sure how that could happen. Any ideas what I can try to get it to push back? Did I miss an adjustment somewhere?

I thought I was so close to getting the bike back on the road.

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Played with it some more. I don't remember it being that hard to pull the clutch before, but maybe it was. I can adjust it to where it returns but you can't pull it all the way in and it's really stiff...almost feels like the brake lever does. That's can't be right. I guess I just have to keep playing with it.

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May be just a bad case of 'coffee grinder' or dry clutch. I would fill it with oil and warm it up, see how it does then.

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Nevermind me....I'm a dumbass.

In the clymer manual it says to turn the clutch release at the engine until it gets hard to turn and then line up the gap with the line on bevel gear case. Well, once you turn that clutch release until it gets hard to turn (that means you can't turn it by hand anymore!!) then you put the release back on. Not when you first feel a little friction.

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.....lolol....dumazz....

Seriously though...if yer in a hurry slappin all back in, its easy to screw up....done stuff like that many times....thats how ya learn....



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